In Galveston, the shark doesn’t chase you—you chase the shark!
What many people don’t know about Galveston is it’s actually a hub for shark fishing! We get all kinds of sharks around here during the warmer months, including blacktips, tiger sharks, bulls, and more.
But what do you need in order to catch sharks? Can anyone do it? And are you going to need a bigger boat (Jaws reference!)?
What You Need to Know About Shark Fishing
There are some key things you’ll want to know about shark fishing in Galveston, Texas…
- Go during the warmer months. Shark fishing is best during later spring and summer. This generally means about May-September. This is the perfect time of the year not only for fishing but also just enjoying some time out on the water!
- You Can take your kids. While you don’t want young ones reeling in the sharks, they are welcome on most charters. Kids love seeing sharks in real life! Take proper precautions and don’t allow your child to get too close. Even out of the water, sharks can be dangerous.
- You should hire a charter. Catching sharks can be tough and even dangerous. You will want to hire a good charter company with a captain and crew that can help you to properly fish for sharks in a safe way.
- Sharks are fighters! This should really come as no surprise, but sharks are fierce fighters. Shark fishing is extremely exciting.
Make It a Vacation!
Galveston in the summer is absolutely beautiful! You’ll definitely want to make the experience of shark fishing a full vacation.
When you aren’t fishing, check out Moody Garden. They have a zoo, museum, aquarium, and more. You can also kick back and relax on Galveston beach. Bring some sunblock and water, though. It gets hot!
With Galveston being right on the water and being such a big fishing hub, you can expect some amazing seafood! Make sure you visit one of our top seafood restaurants in the area. These include restaurants like the Black Pearl Oyster Bar, Vargas Cut and Catch, and Miller’s Seawall Grill.
Book Your Trip with Wave Dancer Charters
Are you ready for shark season? Want to get out there and catch a fish that really fights back and provides a challenge? Then book your trip with Wave Dancer Charters today!
At Wave Dancer Charters, we offer an all-inclusive experience. We provide you with not only a boat with a fantastic captain, but also rods and reels, tackle, baits/lures, ice for the fish, and water for when you get parched during the hotter months. Once we get back to the dock, we’ll help to clean the outstanding sharks you caught and prep them for your trip home.
Our captains know all the top spots and what to look for when catching sharks and other great fish. All you have to worry about is showing up on time, and bringing your family, Texas Saltwater Fish License (day pass is okay), and all of your essentials for the day (sunscreen, food, camera, seasickness medication, etc.). If you would like a full list of what you should bring, let us know. If you want to bring beer that’s fine. Just make sure it is of the canned variety.
We look forward to taking you out on the water for an exciting day of fishing for sharks!